Ships hit during WWI

Empress

NameEmpress
TypeSteamer
GRT2,914 tons
Country  British
Built1893
BuilderFurness, Withy & Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool
OperatorAmaryllis Shipping Co., Ltd. (W. Coupland & Co.), Cardiff
History

U-boat attacks on Steamer Empress


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
131 Jul 1917UC 63 (Karsten von Heydebreck)SunkMined 4.5 miles ExS1/2S of Withernsea LH
53° 45'N, 0° 08'E
Tyne - Southend (f.o.)
coal
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Position of attack on Empress

ship sunk.


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